Trend Alert: Posy Bouquets

There are a few new trends popping up for wedding flowers, and today we are going to talk about one of our favs, posy bouquets. These can go by a number of different names including ‘mini bouquets,’ ‘tussie-mussies,’nosegay,’ or simply ‘small bouquets’ if you want to know how to go about searching for them for your Pinterest Board.

For the last several years the trend has been for bouquets to be more wild in style, big, full of greens and very lush. While these bouquets are more of a statement piece, the posy bouquets are more of an accessory.

These is more to these bouquets than just being a small hand tied. They are very simple in style, typically mono chromatic (all one colour), minimal greenery, only 2-5 varieties of flowers and we are seeing them with much more delicate blooms. The result is a petite, sophisticated bouquet that is rich in texture. Perfect examples of these are bouquets from the royal weddings, both Kate and Meghan (pictured above)!

Pros + Cons

Why we love them:

  • They are sophisticated
  • They don’t compete with the wedding dress
  • Light, and easy to carry
  • ‘Wow’ factor flowers
  • Yummy texture
  • Basically a princess bouquet

Things to consider:

I am seeing some wedding professionals comment about how cost effective these bouquets are and I feel like that is a bit misleading.  With these bouquets that have minimal greenery, it is ALL flowers, which can add up quickly. Especially with the style featuring more delicate blooms, which tend to be either more expensive per stem, or smaller which requires more stems. If you are lusting after this style for your bouquet but have a budget to stay within there are options – it just needs to be understood that smaller doesn’t always equal cheaper.

The other factor to keep in mind is the delicate blooms component, which is a more key characteristic for these bouquets. These flowers are stunning, and have a very luxe feeling to them, which we love. However, some of these flowers are more seasonal, which means they are only available for a window of time. Assuming you have already picked your wedding date, it may limit which flowers are available to you. Alternatively, if you are still in beginning stages of planning and have a specific flower you are lusting after you should talk to your local florist to pick your date around the availability of the flower.

These flowers may also be a bit more fragile. They may be more prone to bruising (showing brown creases if the bloom gets bumped) and/or drooping in hot conditions. While we do provide containers with water for your bouquets, but once they have been out of the water for so long the ends will seal and won’t be able to drink without receiving a fresh cut. Again, we do have lots of options, so if this is a concerns of yours, it is something that can be discussed during your consultation!

Flower Inspiration

While the example bouquets above were only in white, you could still do this bouquet style in other colours, but we would recommend keeping things monochromatic. We have a pretty large range of flowers available to us, but we put together a list of some of our favourites to help spark some ideas.

  • Pieris Japonica
  • Sweet Peas (available in a range of colours including white, varying purples, varying pinks, coral, red, burgundy)
  • Phlox (primarily available in white, varying pinks and purples as well as some creamy tones)
  • Lily of the Valley
  • Corn Cockle (white or pink)
  • Delphinium (white as well as a range of blues and purples)
  • Stephanotis
  • Astilbe (mainly white or pink)
  • Blushing Bride Protea
  • Scabiosa (available in white, pale peach, purples, pinks, burgundy and near black)

I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about this pretty trend, and we look forward to make all your posy bouquet dreams a reality!

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